Elton Louis Melancon

Church Point –– Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 28, 2008, at St. Edmund Catholic Church in Branch for Elton Louis Melancon, 91.

Mr. Melancon, a native of Rayne, and long-time resident of Branch, died at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday, November 25, at Southwest Medical Center, Lafayette.

Father Kevin Bordelon conducted the services with interment following in the St. Edmund Catholic Cemetery, Branch.

Survivors include a son, Elmer Melancon and wife Connie of the Higginbotham Community; a son-in-law, Louby Faulk of Crowley; five brothers, Elmo Melancon, Joe Melancon and Clovis Melancon, all of Hampshire, Texas, Rodney Melancon of New Iberia, and Purvis Melancon of Iowa; five grandchildren, Paul, Blaine and Sherry Faulk and Nathan and Dustin Melancon. He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Joshua, Christopher, McKenzie and Kadence Faulk and Hunter, Justin and Skye Wagers.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Isabella “Belle” Savoy Melancon; his daughter, Patty Melancon Faulk; his parents, Romelous “Jack” and Lena Credeur Melancon; his brothers, Murphy, Eraste, Ervin, Andrus, Edmond and Raymond Melancon; a sister, Sarah Melancon Richard; two step-brothers, Romelous Melancon and L.C. Melancon; and two stepsisters, Ezola Melancon Matte and Trixie Walker Hebert.

The family requested that visiting hours be observed from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 27, and continue from 8:00 a.m. Friday until the time of the services.

A recitation of the Rosary was held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday by Fr. Bordelon.

Mr. Melancon was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was honored with a flag presentation ceremony before the services on Friday.

Guidry Funeral Home of Church Point was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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